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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Fox Cubs in my Garden

Fox Cubs and Foxes in London.

Update: 23rd July 2013. We are seeing less and less of the baby foxes now, they are all going out hunting with mummy and brothers every night and wander far from the bottom of my garden. However, they are also getting much bolder. Didn't have a camera last night when one of the cubs sat down on our porch watching the thunder and lightening. The door was open and I was only three feet away. Occasionally he'd glance over at me, but looked a peace watching nature's spectacle unfold. Wonderful moments. I wonder if we'll see them in the winter time?

For the past few days we've been enjoying the amazing antics of our new baby fox cubs in the garden. It was strange; a few weeks ago I saw this fox standing in the middle of the lawn in the morning. I looked at her and she looked at me, but what was really strange is that she didn't run away as normal. Just stood and stared at me. I looked back, but remembered about not being a threat, so I averted my gaze and looked down, gazed back then did the same a few times. She didn't move an inch. After about 30seconds, she sat down and I sat down too. 

Then someone in the next garden did something and she was off like a shot, but before disappearing into the undergrowth at the bottom of our garden she turned around and took on last long look at me. 

Two weeks later and we see these amazing balls of fluff skipping and jumping in the garden. Awesome. That mother fox must have just been checking me over to see if I could be trusted. Now, they are there every day; morning and evening. My wife and I love watching their antics.

Photos: Here are a few shots of the fox cubs taken with my Fujifilm Finepix HS50exr: Mostly at 1000mm setting. There's a little Video Half Way Down too.
Check out my review of the Fujifilm HS50exr Camera Here.

 A Little Video of the Foxes too:

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